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developing right now on "early today," new bombshells in the general petraeus scandal. they say general john allen is connected to gill kelly. details ahead. plus a late night search of the fbi of paula broadwell's home in charlotte. all of this as we face incredibly wide swinging weather patterns that seem to defy anything that we've seen before. >> announcer: this is "early today" for tuesday, november 13th, 2012. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. breaking news overnight in the scandal that brought down cia director david petraeus.
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this morning defense secretary leon panetta announced the man who succeeded david petraeus is under investigation himself. general john allen, the top u.s. and nato commander in afghan stand is accused of, quote, inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she started the investigation. a senior official traveling with allen says his communications with kelly are under review. the official says general allen disputes engaging in any wrongdoing in the matter. the fbi referred the matter to the department of defense for investigation on sunday. early this morning secretary panetta directed that the defense department inspector general investigate. meanwhile, last night fbi agents went to the home of biographer paula broadwell, the woman government officials say petraeus acknowledged having an affair with.
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a senior law enforcement official says the search was consensual, not a raid. meanwhile, they said petraeus had hoped to survive the scandal but he was told to resign by james clapper. andrea mitchell broke the petraeus story. she has more on the e-mail and the growing demand for answers on capital hill. >> reporter: we learned what was in the anonymous harassing e-mails from jill kelly whose volunteer work for military families brought her and her husband into contact with the petraeus's and other generals. it was her call for help to the fbi that kicked off the investigation. >> the e-mails accused kelly of improper socializing with generals. they also had references to the comings and goings of general petraeus that weren't public. >> reporter: kelly's brother says his sister was a victim. >> my sister, number one, is a
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mother. she has three kids. she's extremely dedicated to those kids. she's a wife and she's been extremely dedicated to her husband. >> reporter: who would have access to petraeus's classified schedule? the fbi trail says it leads to paula broadwell. she's seen in afghanistan. a military reservist and fellow west point graduate, broadwell attended the general's meeting here. their affair began and lasted for ten months. broadwell often talked about her security clearances and recently about the benghazi attack seeming to cite inside information. >> i don't know if a lot of you heard this but the cia annex had taken a couple of libyan members prisoners. they think the attack was an attempt to get them back.
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>> reporter: do you have any information on that? >> no. my staff has checked and they were told this isn't true. we'll see. this is something we need to check out and check out carefully and we will. >> reporter: feinstein will chair a senate inquiry into benghazi this week wants to know what petraeus learned on a secret trip to debrief the cia station chief there shortly before he resigned. >> we have asked to see the trip report. one person tells me he has read it and then we try to get it and then they tell me it hasn't be been done. that's unacceptable. we're entitled to this trip report and if we have to go to the floor of the senate on a subpoena, we will do just that. >> reporter: feinstein and the republican intelligence chairman, michael rogers, also want to know why the president didn't learn of the fbi investigation until last wednesday and why they didn't learn until a day later, the day he resigned. eric cantor learned of it a few weeks earlier from a disgruntled
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fbi agent. in washington lawmakers return to the capital this morning. they will no doubt be buzzing about the petraeus and allen investigation, but they'll also be faced with a much larger problem. the fiscal cliff if not dealt with before the end of the year will impact everyone in america. today president obama will be meeting with key labor and progressive leaders at the white house for the first in a series of high profile economic talks that he will be hosting this week. well, from hurricane sandy to last week's nor'easter to spring like weather in the east and a mercury plunge in the west, many are asking what is with the crazy extremes in weather. well, nbc's chief environmental affairs correspond don't ann thompson has that story. >> reporter: america has a case of weather whiplash. >> 60 degrees our high on friday and 28 degrees as our hi on saturday. >> reporter: this weekend the west went from summer to winter overnight. >> that's winter. >> it's winter.
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>> instawinter. >> reporter: the northeast bass beings in spring like temperatures, still recovering from superstorm sandy and a nor'easter. >> i'm waiting for the locusts next. >> reporter: this year alone the nation's endured a withering draw the, wildfires and the warmest month on record. in 2011 there were 14 extreme weather events each doing more than a billion in damage. now some politicians are connecting the dots blaming the gases that come from burning cole, oil and gas from changing the climate. >> climate change, extreme weather, call it what you will, but it is undeniable. >> reporter: most scientists are more cautious. >> we know that global warming shifts the odds of certain extreme events so we can't say that sandy was definitely caused by global warming but we can say it shifted the odds in its favor. >> reporter: what they are certain about is that sea levels are rising, about a foot here in the new york area since 1900.
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making sandy's storm surge that much more destructive forever altering the coast line. extreme weather with extreme price tags becoming more common place. anne thompson, nbc news new york. for a look at the weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins, he has your weather channel forecast. >> good morning. nothing extreme today. >> nothing for anne thompson to report on here. >> exactly. good morning, everyone. umbrellas are needed in new england down through the mid-atlantic this morning. you'll carry it home as the rain will be long gone. i-95, between washington, baltimore, trenton, new york city, even lower portions of the hudson valley and new england, the rain is moving in. this shield of light rain. nothing too intense with it but just enough that you will need the windshield wipers. a wider view shows it goes into the the adirondacks, new hampshire, vermont. the forecast is going to call
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for that front to kick off the east coast during the day today. temperatures will plummet as a warm, beautiful day yesterday. the cold air in the heart of the country will spill to the east coast. no big storms behind this. we're really dealing with temperatures that are chilly from minneapolis to denver. with sunshine, it will be pretty manageable. 40 in chicago, 55 in kansas city, not bad in texas. as i mentioned on the east coast, rain this morning and this afternoon looks okay. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look at the rain outside your window. cincinnati, ohio, brisk, cold this morning, 44 this afternoon. that's better than what you dealt with yesterday with the rain for your commute. minneapolis leading up to 40 degrees today. most areas slightly below average. so the big buzz is about a week from now it looks possible for another coastal type storm wind event for the eastern seaboard. that's what we'll be watching in the days ahead. all right, bill.
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thanks so much. the sumpt s. is posed to be the biggest oil producer. new health warning for women. the donald has 400,000 signatures pushing macy's to drop donald trump. you're watching "early today."
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well, stories making news this morning. new york's governor, andrew cuomo, wants $30 billion in federal aid to rebuild after sandy. almost 60,000 customers are still without power on new york's long island, and all new jersey drivers can now buy gasoline today as odd/even rationing ends. over the next decade u.s. oil output is expected to surpass saudi arabia according to the national energy agency. by 2020 the u.s. could be the largesoil producer in the world. kevin clash, the voice on elmo on sesame street, is taking a leave of absence after allegations surfaced of a relationship with an underage
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male, but clash admits to the relationship saying that it was between two consenting adults. the word of the year in the oxford american dictionary for 2012 is gif which stands for graphic image formats. it's widely used on the internet. other words include eurogeddon, super pac and sooup err storm. well, a new study finds a link between women who had the flu during pregnancy and autism. children born to women who had the flu while pregnant were at least twice as likely being diagnosed with autism before the age of three. pregnant women who had a fever for over a week were also at risk. researchers are urging pregnant women to get their flu shots. stocks started the week on the flat side but there was a an excitement when there was a trading glitch that ate up half the day's trading volume. 216 securities were affected.
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antivirus software billionaire john mccalf fee is wanted for questioning in the murder of his name in be lease. police say mcafee is the prime suspect. his company was sold to intel in 2011 for over $7 billion. more than 400,000 people have signed a petition asking macy's to cut ties with donald trump. a new macy's holiday ad reportedly makes light of trump's support of the so called birther movement which questioned president obama's citizenship by tugging on santa's beard to make sure it was his. rim is waiting for blackberry's new operating system. and model 10 has named tesla's model s the 2012 car of the year. coming up, an arizona woman runs over her husband with an suv for not voting.
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we're serious. plus, nascar's jeff gordon will be writing a very big check over this fight. sports is next.
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plenty of other stories making news early today in america. we begin with new developments surrounding a deadly explosion that decimated an indianapolis
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neighborhood. investigators believe natural gas played a role in the blast but stopped short of labeling it the official cause. over two dozen homeowners are being kept out until the investigation is complete, but on monday they were allowed to return for an hour to salvage what they could. i'm a retiree and with heart problems and this is the last thing i needed. well, next to arizona where a six month pregnant woman nearly killed her husband for not voting on election day. listen to these 911 calls. >> somebody just got ran over here. >> this woman just ran down her boyfriend or husband in the parking lot. we just had a kid get hit by a car. police say the 28-year-old who blames president obama for her family's woes became irate and ran over her 36-year-old husband with her suv after learning he didn't show up to the polls. he's now in critical condition while his wife faces domestic assault charges. well, in sports we're going to start with some monday night
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football. steelers, chiefs. pittsburgh's ben roethlisberger connected on a touchdown pass to mike wallace in the corner of the end zone but kansas city's defense sacked big ben and he had to leave the game with a separated shoulder. the steelers pulled out an overtime win with a field goal. final score, 16-13. well, yahoo sports is apologizing for an outage of its hugely popular fantasy football site on sunday just as the nfl games were starting. in the nba, as time was oning out a game-time three-point shot by utah's al jefferson bounced out, then in, sending the game into o.t. in the third overtime paul millsap's three-pointer wrapped up a 140-133 jazz win over the raptors. in baseball rookie of the year honors in the american league went to mike trout of the los angeles angels. and the nats bryce harper was the national league rookie of the year. could incidentally the two were teammates on the scottsdale
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skorp johns just about a year ago. the penalties have been handed out after a brawl at a nascar race in phoenix on sunday. bumping on the track led to a fist fight between pit crews for jeff gordon and clint bowyer. gordon was fined $100,000 for intentionally wrecking bowyer's car. both drivers ended up losing the race. well, just ahead, two very big reasons for teens to rejoice. and which odd couple event happened on this date in tv history? plus, some of america's war veterans marked their own holiday by helping out others in need. you're watching "early today."
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welcome back to "early today" on this tuesday morning. big changes if you live along the eastern seaboard. yesterday was that warm, beautiful day everyone loves in the fall. now today the cold front comes through with the rain first and then the plunging temperatures. the cold front's now trying to make its way into the new york city area. just about through washington, d.c. the light shield of rain will continue. umbrella day. all of new england and down to the mid-atlantic. this afternoon it will be dry. middle of the country will be dry. notice chicago, only a high of 39 today. we start to recover though. even the midwest looks to warm it up as we go throughout the rest of the week. bill, 2457ks so much. monday marks the beginning of the end for "twilight." >> no. >> i know. i've been crying about this all day. robert pattinson and kristen stewart vamp it up.
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e-news asked pattinson if he would ever play a vampire again to which he said, yes, definitely, before quickly adding the script would have to be good. victoria's secret has been under fire for using a native american headdress on one of their models. a statement from the navajo nation says they're spitting on our culture. victoria's see secret has apologized and is cutting the controversial outfit from their show. if you hear a dull roar, don't adjust your television. that is an enormous crowd gathered for one direction. these fans have been lined up since sunday for the band's performance on "the today show" this morning. >> every teenage girl within 1,000 miles is here. >> let me tell you, it is true. finally, today's date may ring a bell for some of our viewers. at that i can a listen. ♪ >> on november 13th felix unger was asked to remove himself from his place of residence.
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that request came from his wife. remember that, once a week for five years felix unger was kicked out of the house and forced to live with oscar madison, an odd couple if i've ever seen one. kind of like us, bill, right here on "early today." >> i'm the clean one. >> i dispute that. and this comes to us from wnbc 4 in new york city where a group of vets chose veterans day to help out others rebounding from hurricane sandy. over 100 military vets spent their day handing out aid to hurricane sandy victims. the group belongs to a nonprofit organization that's been on the ground in new york since the superstorm hit. great thing they're doing there i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station.
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>> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> good morning. we will start out with some rain on this tuesday. it will be a chilly day. we have a moderate rain for most of the area. take the heavier jacket. temperatures in the 40's right now. .pper 40's and low 50's breezy and much cooler
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conditions. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. >> coming up on 11 news today -- >> serious allegations about the baltimore city police officer. >> lawmakers flock to capitol hill for the start of the lame- duck session. >> tracking closures in the >> tracking closures in the prove it. enough is enough. d-con baits are specially formulated to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. d-con. get out.
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[captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> will the rain last all day? >> will the rain last all day?

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